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SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics (KS 🙂 announced on Saturday that a coronavirus case had been confirmed in its mobile device factory complex in the southeastern city of Gumi, causing the entire facility to be shut down there until Monday morning.
Samsung Electronics, the world's leading manufacturer of smartphones, said that the floor on which the infected employee worked would be closed by the morning of February 25.
"The company has self-quarantined colleagues who have come into contact with the infected employee and has taken steps to have them tested for possible infections," Samsung said in a press release.
The Samsung factory in Gumi makes up a small part of the total smartphone production and manufactures high-end phones, mainly for the domestic market. Samsung produces most of its smartphones in Vietnam and India.
Gumi is located near the city of Daegu, which has a church in the center of the largest coronavirus outbreak in South Korea.
South Korea said on Saturday that the number of people infected with the coronavirus in the country has more than doubled to 433.
Samsung said production in its chip and display factories in other parts of South Korea was not affected.
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